St Francis Xavier & St Clare

Catholic Parish of Greater Box Hill | In the Franciscan tradition

Sacramental Program for Children

Every year our parish offers sacramental catechesis programs for Catholic children who do not attend a Catholic school. We offer three programs annually, corresponding to the three sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. One sacramental program commences each term, and each program runs for approximately eight weeks. We have trained Catechists who present the classes. We strongly encourage parents to enrol in these classes with their children.
 
The sacramental programs offered at St Francis Xavier & St Clare Parish for 2020 are as follows:
 
Term 1: The Sacrament of Confirmation (Ages 12 and older)
Term 2: The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Ages 8 and older)
Term 3: The Sacrament of First Eucharist (Ages 9 and older)
 
 

Applying for our Sacramental Programs 

The application process for our sacramental programs is now conducted online. You can find the fillable PDF application form for each sacramental program in the relevant section below. Application forms with relevant sacramental certificates should be emailed to the Parish Office before the commencement of the program.
 
 

Term 1, 2021 | The Sacrament of Confirmation (Ages 12 and older)

Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings of school terms 1 & 2 from 7pm-8pm in the Friars Room at St Francis Xavier.
Class Dates:
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
April 20, 27
May 4
In addition children will have to attend parent child workshop (date to be confirmed) and a Reflection Day on May 13. 
 
Cost
The cost associated with the program is $120 per child and enables us to provide catechists and resources.  
 
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be received on Sunday, 16th May 2021 at 2pm or 3.30pm. 
 
Confirmation Application Form: Download Here 
Before completing the form, please save to your computer. Once saved, complete it and save it again. 
Please email the completed form to boxhill@cam.org.au
 
Registrations close on Friday 26th February. 
 
 
 

Term 2, 2021 | The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Ages 8 and older)

Classes will be held on Saturday afternoons of School Term 2 from 4pm - 5.15pm in the Friars Room at St Francis Xavier Church. 

Class Dates
 
April 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5,12
 
Cost: TBA
 
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be received on Saturday, 19th June at 3.30pm. 
 
Reconciliation Application Form: Download Here
 
Before completing the form, please save to your computer. Once saved, complete it and save it again. 
Please email the completed form to boxhill@cam.org.au
 

Term 3, 2021 | The Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist (Ages 9 and older)

Classes will be held on Saturday afternoons of School Term 3 from 4pm - 5.15pm in the Friars Room at St Francis Xavier Church. 
Class Dates 
July 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4
 
Cost: TBA 
 
The Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist will be received on Saturday 11th September at 5.30pm Parish Mass.  
 
First Holy Eucharist Application Form: Download Here 
Before completing the form, please save to your computer. Once saved, complete it and save it again. 
Please email the completed form to boxhill@cam.org.au